Spring cleaning is a fun idea, but it’s challenging to accomplish. The flowers are blooming, the birds sing, and the sun is shining. This is the time of year to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air. However, before you can do that, you need to take care of the indoors. This blog post will discuss 5 essential spring cleaning chores that every homeowner should do to get their home ready for summer.
1. Winter Clothes – Get Rid of Them
Goodbye jackets and hello t-shirts! Begin your spring cleaning chores by going through your winter clothing and classifying them into jackets/coats, hats, mittens/gloves, and boots. Vacuum bags with varying sizes can aid in the packing down of bulky items so they don’t take up as much room as they would otherwise. You may also use extra-large freezer bags to store little kids’ winter accouterments before throwing them in with the adult mittens and gloves bag.
2. Wipe Those Baseboards Down
We sweep our floors and wash all of the windows, but these guys go unnoticed throughout the year while we maintain our homes yet accumulate a lot of dust. However, a little goes a long way. If there’s just one thing you want to concentrate on during your spring cleaning, make it your baseboards. They’ll instantly make your rooms seem cleaner and brighter.
To freshen your home, consider utilizing a mixture of vinegar and one or two drops of your favorite essential oil to wipe down surfaces and wipe out windows. Some areas will require more effort than others, so keep some cotton swabs on hand to clean tight corners and delicate surfaces.
3. Don’t Hesitate – Chuck that Garbage.
During the winter, magazines and paper accumulate. We’re inside more often than not, and most of us are sure that we’ll read that magazine we bought in the grocery store months ago. Time to grab a large trash bag and collect all of the useless paper you’ve accumulated at home during the last few months.
Begin in your shared areas (living room, kitchen, and home office) and work your way down to your bedrooms as you eliminate anything that isn’t necessary.
4. To the Window, to the Wall
Time to grab a spray bottle and a washcloth, and begin scrubbing, my buddy! Water, a couple of teaspoons of vinegar, and a few drops of essential oil are required for a quick all-natural window washing solution. A fast mixture of water, some vinegar, and a few drops of basic oil work well. Any dirt built up on the window sills will be easily removed using a good microfiber cloth.
5. No More Fridge Funk
It’s time to reconsider your fridge situation when you begin to feel like you’re playing a dangerous game of Sniff-and-Eat whenever you open the refrigerator. The veggies in the vegetable drawer have wilted away and left slimy liquids that once told their story of being purchased fresh from the market.
Start scrubbing out your fridge with a decent microfiber cloth, which will help you gather up those tiny remnants of food left along the shelves. When you’ve finished, place a beautiful opened package of baking soda in an area of the fridge to eliminate foul smells.
Does your home need more of a deep clean this spring? Contact Dallas Sunrise Maids today to see how we can help!